Most people initially seek orthodontic treatment with Invisalign because they want to improve their smile and appearance. After having a consultation with Invisalign specialist Dr. Jeremy Kurtz, they understand why Invisalign treatment is such a positive choice for their oral health. We present five reasons to consider orthodontic treatment with Invisalign clear plastic aligners in this blog post that go beyond having a more attractive smile.
Invisalign is the name brand of a series of clear plastic aligners that you change approximately every two weeks. Invisalign Toronto works with a dental laboratory to customize your set of aligners according to your orthodontic treatment goals. Each aligner applies pressure to your teeth to shift in the same way that traditional metal braces do. The big difference is that aligners are clear, removable, and typically help patients achieve the same results in less time.
Did you know that the positioning of your teeth plays a big role in how you pronounce words? This is especially true when front teeth are too long or create an open bite, which can result in a slight lisp. You may find that your voice sounds different when you place an aligner in your mouth for the first time. This is normal, and it should go away shortly as you adjust to wearing the orthodontic device. The most noticeable improvement in speech typically comes at the end of treatment.
Crooked, overlapping, and misaligned teeth are challenging to clean, leading to a higher risk of cavities and other oral health issues. You will also have shorter cleaning sessions with your dental hygienist because your teeth are easier to reach. Flossing is also a simpler task with straight teeth, for both you and your dental hygienist.
Misaligned teeth make it difficult to chew food properly. While you will eventually get the job done, you do not absorb as much nutrition from your food as you would have if you did not have to work so hard to chew and swallow. When your digestion improves, your overall health can improve at the same time.
Teeth grinding is a common habit that most people do not realize they have. Unfortunately, it can result in significant discomfort over time. Wearing an Invisalign aligner helps to train muscles in the jaw not to engage in teeth grinding, thereby lessening or eliminating pain in the neck, jaw, and face.
A good bite is essential to so many things, including proper digestion, speaking ability, and oral hygiene. Perhaps the greatest benefit you receive from completing orthodontic treatment with Invisalign is having a better bite for the rest of your life.
Is Invisalign worth it? We think you will agree that the answer is yes after meeting with Dr. Kurtz for an initial consultation and seeing the before and after results of other patients. Please contact us to request your appointment today. We have two locations in Toronto